Make A Difference
Some of the ways that Chesapeake Community members and Business leaders can get involved with elevating the importance of early education:
Adopt a local childcare center
Adopt a local child care center by purchasing current technology and material needs, help with beautification efforts or by reading to a class.
Small Business Mentor-ship Program
Sponsor a childcare center to participate in the Small Business Mentor-ship program offered by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development center. This program offers training and mentor-ship, including one-on-one counseling. Contact us to find out how.
Virginia Star Quality Initiative
Sponsor a child care center to participate in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative. This two year mentor-ship program increases the quality of child care programs by focusing on four key quality features; Education, qualifications and training of staff, Interactions, Structure and Environment and Instruction. Research tells us that children who attend high quality learning centers are more likely to acquire the skills they need to enter kindergarten ready for success.
Talk to Your Local Leadership
Tell your local leadership that education must be a priority
Use that Corporate Clout
Position your company publicly behind early education